Not everyone was in the Christmas spirit last week. At least one local resident attempted to vandalized and/or break into the Braxton County Courthouse. A shattered back door was discovered when Sheriff Lou DellaMea came to work on December 23. The mirror on a county owned vehicle was also damaged.
The Sheriff put the investigation in the hands of Deputy A.L. Groves who made short order of the crime. Deputy Groves viewed tapes from local surveillance cameras and interviewed a witness to obtain the identity of a suspect.
The witness told the officer that they had observed Theron Shelby Davis of Sutton beating on the county vehicle behind the Courthouse at approximately 11:50 the night before. Based on the information and a positive ID from the surveillance tapes Deputy Groves obtained a warrant for Davis and arrested him later that day on Main Street, Sutton without incident.
Davis was arraigned before Braxton County Magistrate Beth Smith on December 24 on misdemeanor charges of destruction of property valued at no more than $500. Magistrate Smith set Davis’ bond at $1,500 cash only.
At press time, Davis remained incarcerated at the Central Regional Jail awaiting additional court appearances.